The men's ice hockey team hosted nationally #1-ranked Oswego (23-2-0/15-1-0) tonight and won by a score of 3-1, handing the Lakers their second loss of the season and first in SUNYAC play. Sophomore Jake Yard scored on a blast from the point on the power play at 17:27 of the second period for the game-winning goal with Stefan Decosse picking up the assist. After a scoreless first period, Oswego took a 1-0 lead at 5:26 of the second period, but Geneseo responded at 9:56 when Jonathan Redlick netted his sixth of the season from Clint Olson and Daniel Sullivan. Sophomore David Arduin collected the insurance goal, his 11th of the season, with just 4:51 to play from Decosse and Yard. Sophomore Cory Gershon made 33 saves in net to post the victory for Geneseo, who finishes the season 13-10-2 overall and 9-6-1 in SUNYAC.
Junior Brittany Finkle scored a career-high 22 points on 7-8 from the field and 8-11 from the line with six steals to lead Geneseo to a 60-50 win over host Potsdam. Sophomore Bri Dunton hit 7-11 from the line on her way to 13 points and junior Khadija Campbell added 11 points and nine boards. Geneseo, who led 23-19 at halftime, held a 39-37 advantage with 6:53 to play when they went on an 8-0 run to take command of the contest. Geneseo completes the regular season with a record of 15-10 overall and 11-7 in SUNYAC. The win clinches the #4 seed for next week's SUNYAC tournament and the Knights host fifth-seeded Oswego on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
The men's basketball team saw their season come to a close with a 68-66 loss at Potsdam this afternoon combined with Oswego's win at Buffalo State. The Blue Knights led 38-31 at halftime, but Potsdam opened the second stanza with a 16-6 run to take a 47-44 lead. Senior Brandon Simpson made a pair of free throws with 1:25 left to give the Knights a 66-65 lead, but Potsdam claimed the win with a three-pointer with 1:05 remaining. Senior Kyle Stevens equalled his career-high with 26 points on 8-12 from the field, 5-7 from the arc and 5-5 from the line with 14 rebounds and junior Mike Baker added nine points and seven assists. Geneseo completes the season with a record of 7-18.
Select members of the swimming and diving team traveled to the Kenyon Last Chance meet on Saturday and the Blue Wave posted six NCAA provisional qualifying times, four coming on the women's side and two coming on the men's. For the women, junior Michelle Rodriguez won the 100 free in a provisional time of 1:53.74 and was second in the 50 free in a provisional and school-record time of 23.94. First year Meghan Green posted a provisional time of 5:03.85 in the 500 freestyle and senior Sierra Achin won the 200 breast with a provisional time of 2:22.39. For the men, sophomore Ken Pink was second in the 200 breast in a provisional time of 2:04.82 and was fourth in the 100 breast in 58.01. Sophomore Josh Kaplan posted an NCAA provisional and school-record time of 51.79 in the 100 back and Russell Sullivan placed second in the 200 back in 1:57.51.
The indoor track and field team traveled to Kent St. on Saturday for a non-scoring meet. Senior Pat Gallagher provided the highlight for the men's team with a time of 49.60 in the 400 meters, good for ninth place in the race. Junior Ryan O'Connor ran a sixth-place time of 8:28.90 in the 3,000 meters and Kevin Bronson finished ninth in the 800 meters in a time of 1:56.47. On the women's side, first year Jillian Weidman was fifth in the 800 meters in 2:18.74, senior Kristin Shumway was seventh in the triple jump (11.02 m) and 18th in the 400 meters in 59.98, while Maggie Morris placed 12th in the mile in 5:12.61. Geneseo participates in the SUNYAC championships on Saturday at Hobart College.